Thursday, February 28, 2008

Steady as she goes...

Annie has had a very good week so far--her blood sugar and all her little systems have been stable as she adjusts to the Ketogenic diet. The doctors said that most kids throw up sometime during the initiation of this diet, so for Annie to have kept her groceries in is a big answer to prayer. She has gotten a bit gaggy, though, last night and tonight, so please keep praying that her body adjust to the higher fat.

If all goes well, we should all be home tomorrow afternoon. And then, of course, WE'LL have to adjust to the new diet too. It's not quite as easy as popping a can of formula, and hooking up her g-tube. More like mixing dry milk with flaxseed and protein powder. Which, still isn't rocket science, but when you add it to the 8 medicines she takes 4 different times a day...well, it needs to be written down on a nice, big spreadsheet. Enter Bill. My brain can't organize that much detail.

I realized that again tonight after stopping at Fred Meyer for a few things before heading home. I reached into my purse for my wallet while standing in line at the express checkout, and uh, the wallet wasn't there. Think back, where did I leave it? Oh, I took Annie for a walk this afternoon down to the hospital cafeteria, and instead of balancing my purse on the back of her wheelchair handles, I put my wallet into her backpack. And there it will stay until I get it tomorrow morning.



Anonymous said...

I am so glad to hear that Annie is doing well so far on her new diet! Great news! And I hope you didn't get thrown out of the store without your groceries. :)

Sue Powell

Gretchen said...

Oh dangitall about the wallet, Jean. I can't imagine that your mind wasn't 100% focused at every moment yesterday. ;) Maybe Bill could do a spreadsheet for your activities of daily living, too. Lord knows I need one. It's not unusual for me to be on a key hunt several times a week. Yes, there's a hook, right by the garage door. *sigh* I know.

Praises for the progress so far, and prayers for the gaggies to be gone.

love GRetchen

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update. I am glad the new diet and adjustments are going so well. No throwing up, I'm Impressed! I have been praying for you all this week.

Anonymous said...

Me, too (to everything!)
Terri W

Annie Sullivan said...

Thanks, Sue, Gretchen, Sheena & Terri. We feel every prayer.